Collections

Family Offering (Parish)
Envelopes: €789
(Envelopes & Standing Order contributions finance the running costs of the Church)

1st Collection (Diocese)
Blue bag: €435

2nd Collection (Diocese)
SHARE: €310
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Birthday Cards for Jesus

We are inviting all the children in the parish to make a birthday card for Baby Jesus. These cards can be placed at the Christmas tree at the Christmas Eve Family Mass.
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BAPTISM

The next Baptism meeting will take place in the Church on Wednesday 9th Jan at 7.30pm
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MINISTERS OF THE EUCHARIST AND OF THE WORD

There will be a meeting for ALL Eucharistic Ministers and Readers (including weekday Ministers) in the Church this Monday 10th December at 7.30pm
We need to draw up a new list and do some refresher training.
December rotas are at the back of the Church.
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Christmas Mass Bouquets

Christmas Mass Bouquet cards are available this week in the Parish office. All Masses on Christmas Eve & Christmas Day will be offered for the intentions of those on our Mass Bouquet list.

Mass offering €5
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Christmas Concert

The Choirs of the Parish and from the primary schools will perform a concert of Christmas music here in the Church on Wednesday 12th December at 7pm

All Welcome
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Parish Finances

We had a great response to our recent Financial Presentation and we are very grateful to all who contribute regularly to the parish through the yellow envelopes or by Standing Order.
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St Vincent de Paul

The Annual Christmas Appeal by St Vincent de Paul takes place at all Masses this week-end. We ask you to - ‘Give a little - it will help a lot’
This collection will replace the usual SHARE collection.
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Advent Candles
Advent Candles for use in the home are available from the Parish Office or the Sacristy, cost €10
(per set of 6)
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CONFESSIONS

10am Mass on Saturday mornings has been reintroduced. Confessions are now available after this Mass.
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Choirs
We are looking for two adult volunteers to help with running the Children’s and Youth Choirs.
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COLOURING COMPETITION

We are running a Christmas Colouring Competition for all the children in the Parish - please pick up your free colouring sheet. ________________________________________
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Penance Service

Our penance service in preparation for Christmas will be on
Tuesday 18th Dec at 7pm

Our neighbouring parishes;
St Mary’s Mon 17th - 7.30
St Patrick’s Wed 19th - 7pm
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Policy Statement

The Archdiocese of Dublin and the parish of Divine Mercy, Lucan South
value and encourage the participation of children and young people in Parish liturgies and in Diocesan activities in order to enhance their spiritual, physical, emotional, intellectual and social development.
We recognise the dignity and rights of all children and are committed to ensuring their protection from all forms of abuse.
This is a commitment binding on all priests and on those who work in our Diocesan offices and agencies, and in our parishes.
It extends to all the many and varied ways that children share in the life of the Church in our Diocese.
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Care for the Church

We would ask you to keep an eye on the Church anytime you are passing.
Please report any suspicious activity to the Gardaí in Ronantown;
Ph. 01 6667700
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COELIAC

Gluten free hosts are available for anyone with coeliac condition or on a gluten free diet, please speak to the priest before Mass.
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ADORATION

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and Chaplet of Divine Mercy takes place here each Monday & Thursday - 2pm – 3pm
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ACCORD

Accord - Catholic Marriage Care Lucan,
“if you can’t talk to each other; talk to Accord”. Professional counsellors available for couples and individuals who are experiencing difficulty in their relationships.
Ph.01-6010844 www.accord.ie
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ADORATION & PRAYER
Adoration takes place every Friday from
9:45am – 3:00pm

Divine Mercy Prayer Group
Monday nights
7:30pm – 8:30pm

Scripture Sharing
Tuesdays,
9:45am – 10:45am